[Development] HTML5/CSS vs Qt QML and QtCreator / Assistant

Samuel Gaist samuel.gaist at idiap.ch
Fri Jun 28 11:55:47 CEST 2019

> On 28 Jun 2019, at 11:32, Cristian Adam <cristian.adam at qt.io> wrote:
> Hi,
> Some of you might have been familiar with white papers such as Qt QML v HTML5 – a practical comparison.
> Qt Creator already ships with QML support, why not transform the HTML offline documentation into QML?
> Does it have to be HTML5/CSS?
> Having the documentation as QML will have no additional constrains for Qt Creator. No 76MiB Qt5WebEngineCore.dll file, no memory increase, no startup penalty.
> QML is supported on all platforms, right? Builds with MinGW on Windows, and so on.
> Cheers,
> Cristian.
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While I find the idea interesting in itself, as silly as it may sound, it has one main constraint: OpenGL.

On my old Mac, using QtQuick triggers the high end graphic card which drains the battery and make my machine heat go up.

I (and I know am not the only one) usually start Qt Creator with all QtQuick related plugins disabled to avoid that when possible.

So this use case would make the documentation not accessible for these people.

Best regards


Samuel Gaist
Research And Development Engineer
Idiap Research Institute, 
Centre du Parc, 
CP 592, 
CH-1920 Martigny

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